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State senator promises bill to protect private property

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ State Senator Clark Jolley says he'll offer a bill to protect private property owners from having their property taken for private economic development.

Jolley says a Supreme Court ruling in a Connecticut case allowing a city to use eminent domain to seize property for private development is frightening.

Jolley says he's still working on specifics in the bill, but says it will give greater protection to private property owners.

Eight other states already have laws prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development unless the land being seized is blighted.
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